May 17, 2007
Bookspan Recalls Clip-on Baby Books Due to Choking Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Baby Buddy Clip-on Books
Units: About 9,500
Distributor: Bookspan, of Garden City, N.Y.
Manufacturer: Golden Ocean International Enterprise Ltd., of Hong Kong
Hazard: The metal clip used to attach the book to a stroller or article of clothing can break, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Bookspan has received one report of a clip breaking when an 8-month-old baby pulled on the toy while attached to a play mat. No injuries were reported.
Description: This recall involves Baby Buddy clip-on clothes/stroller books. The 4-inch round book titled "Baby Faces" displays eight babies making faces that correspond with the emotion listed on the page. A wooden bead strap with 10 small beads and four wooden circles is attached to the book. Baby Buddy is one of six books sold in a set.
Sold through: Bookspan mail-order catalogues and www.bookspan.com (to book club members only) from September 2006 through March 2007 for between $17 and $27.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled books from children and either discard it or return it to Bookspan. Consumers will receive a full credit on their book club account. Bookspan has directly notified purchasers of the product recall by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Bookspan at (800) 509-2997 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.bookspan.com
Media Contact: Paula Batson, at (212) 930-4531 or email@example.com
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